I am a pastel painter working exclusively with dry pastel.
Pastels are literally sticks of pure pigment I can hold in my hand.
I apply the pigment on sanded paper. The rough surface grabs and holds the powdered pigment.
I am inspired by the lives and events of everyday people, at work, and at play. I am drawn to musical events, festivals, farmers markets, and outdoor cafes. Anywhere people gather is a moment I want to capture.
I also have a love of nature and landscapes of all kinds have been a subject of much of my work. I am especially driven to paint clouds and the effects of light. The transitory quality of each passing moment as the sun rises or sets is difficult to capture, however, offers the most satisfaction for me in my work. The wonders of our world supply an abundance of subject matter.